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Actor Selma Blair reveals battle with multiple sclerosis

The Cruel Intentions star shares her condition in a moving Instagram post

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Mycoplasma genitalium: everything you need to know about the STI superbug

Because of misdiagnosis, the sexually transmitted disease has built up a worrying resistance to antibiotics

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This new beer is brewed specially for breast cancer patients

The taste was developed to appeal to the palates of women undergoing breast cancer treatment.

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FKA Twigs shares how surgery knocked her “confidence as a woman”

The singer doubted if her "body would ever feel the same again."

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She broke the Atlantic rowing record – months after having a tumour removed

Kiko Matthews became the fastest woman ever to row solo across the Atlantic, despite recently having gone through neurosurgery

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This woman texted a wrong number – and something amazing happened

If only all wrong number stories were as heartwarming as this

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Signs and symptoms of septicaemia blood poisoning

A recent episode of Call The Midwife has brought the infection to the nation's attention

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Megan Murray
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Teen uses graduation photoshoot to raise awareness of alopecia

“Madisyn has had a positive attitude about the loss of her hair since day one”

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“Why are women so prone to cyberchondria?”

Lucy Mangan on why we must resist the urge to google our symptoms

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We all need to be aware of this little-known symptom of ovarian cancer

Only 1% of women know this common symptom of ovarian cancer

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Megan Murray
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Lady Gaga gets real about chronic pain to help others feel less alone

She’s taking a break from music “for some healing”

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Amy Swales
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Bad period pains? You should be getting checked for endometriosis

Doctors are finally being warned to take period pain seriously

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We should talk about how endometriosis affect men, insists researcher

Jane Keany’s research sparked a backlash

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Moya Crockett
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Ebola fighter named Person of the Year dies in childbirth

“The one-year-old, the newborn, they will grow up never remembering their mother's face.”

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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Lena Dunham talks about painful endometriosis battle in podcast

“I felt like I’d done something terribly wrong just by wanting to feel better”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Oncology nurse pens apology to patients after own cancer diagnosis

“I’m so sorry – I didn’t get it”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Why you should write your goodbye letters now, before it’s too late

Doctors are encouraging us to write ‘goodbye letters’ to our loved ones while we’re healthy

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Kayleigh Dray
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Proof that taking part in the Ice Bucket Challenge made a difference

Proof that internet campaigns *can* make a difference

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Five-year-old captures poignant photo of mum cradling poorly toddler

The “raw and emotive” picture was taken as Kelly Bannister sat in the shower with her baby

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The random act of kindness that helped this woman overcome anorexia

“It was an incredible thing to do”

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